Wendy Smoak


Welcome! Here you can find links to various things that I'm interested in or working on at the moment.

The Recent Changes page of my wiki will usually give you a hint about what I've been working on, and my Flickr stream will give you a picture of the things happening around the farm. Some older photos are on PBase.

I can usually be found on Freenode IRC as wsmoak. Lately I've been spending time in

If I'm not online, I'm probably outside in the garden, or with Patrick, my Irish sport horse. Send me an email at wsmoak /at/ gmail.com if you want to talk.

I'm a member of The Apache Software Foundation where I have spent countless hours answering questions, writing documentation, and managing releases for build automation tools Maven, Continuum and Archiva as well as web application frameworks Struts, Shale and MyFaces.


I co-presented an Intro to Subversion talk at Desert Code Camp on October 28th, 2006. The slides are available, as are screen shots from the demos.

Rob and I co-presented Intro to Subversion again, and I also presented an Intro to Apache Continuum, at Desert Code Camp on September 15th, 2007.

I presented a Maven Best Practices talk at ApacheCon EU in Amsterdam in May 2008.

At Desert Code Camp IV in May, 2008, I presented an Introduction to Apache Continuum.

In 2009, ApacheCon EU returned to Amsterdam, and I presented Apache Continuum: Build, Test and Release.


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